No work but woman given 41 cheques valued at $15 million

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — An associate of former deputy superintendent at the Road and Works Department at the Manchester Municipal Corporation Sanja Elliott testified in court yesterday that she had encashed approximately 41 cheques, amounting to about $15 million from the local government body for work not done.

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JCF increases use of technology

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COMMISSIONER of Police Major General Antony Anderson says the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is increasing its use of cyber forensics, ballistics, and DNA evidence to strengthen its investigative processes.

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Imani denies small business loan scheme

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IMANI Duncan-Price has scoffed at claims that a micro-business loan programme she has introduced in central Kingston is an under-hand attempt to “buy” votes in her bid to become the next Peoples’ National Party (PNP) representative in the constituency.

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Seaga’s day

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A packed gallery, but not so full chamber, at Gordon House yesterday look on as meembers of a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament sung the praises of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga four days before his body will be laid to rest at National Heroes’ Park in Kingston.

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‘Seaga was an institution builder committed to Jamaica’

Observer on June 20th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THERE were glowing tributes at Tuesday’s special sitting of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) that reflected on the life and work of the late former Prime Minister Edward Seaga.Seaga, who was Jamaica’s fifth prime minister, serving from 1980 to 1989, represented the constituency of Kingston West from 1962 until his retirement from active politics in 2005. He died on May 28, his 89th birthday.

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Educators, parents hail PEP night classes

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AS teachers, parents and students await the results of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), which are expected to be released by the Ministry of Education this week, educators at Rose Gordon Kindergarten and Preparatory School in Kingston are reflecting on the night classes the school held to prepare candidates.

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Dehring pushes for digital switchover

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CHIEF Executive Officer of Ready TV Chris Dehring yesterday called on the Government to start implementing the long-awaited digital switchover to enable Jamaicans to access hundreds of available digital channels.

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Senate president wants apology for 1976 SOE

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NORMALLY, Jamaica’s Senate and House of Representatives pay tribute to former members who have served in either or both Houses with a litany of praises for service and wishes for resting in peace beyond mortality.

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Local artisans show products at diaspora conference

Observer on June 20th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

LOCAL artisans are optimistic about the potential business opportunities arising from their participation in the eighth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, which comes to an end today.The work of jewellers, fashion designers, potters, glassware makers, among others, is being showcased as part of the marketplace concept at the conference being held at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston.

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Green leading trade mission to Cuba

Observer on June 20th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Minister of state in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, is leading a Jamaican delegation at the 16th Expo Caribe International Trade Fair. The team left for Cuba yesterday for the four-day trade fair, with a mission to take full advantage of the opportunities for business, trade, and investment between Jamaica and Cuba.

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